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DOT Announces $705 Million for Repairing Infrastructure Ravaged by Disasters

Aerial view of Hurricane Harvey flooding in Houston In this aerial photo, businesses and neighborhoods near Addicks Reservoir in Houston are flooded by rain from Tropical Storm Harvey. (David J. Phillip/AP)

The Federal Highway Administration will dedicate more than $705 million in emergency relief funds to help 34 states and three territories rebuild infrastructure mangled by natural disasters.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2019
Government, Business

States, Territories to Receive $1 Billion in Storm Relief, USDOT Announces

Hurricane Harvey floodwaters A truck drives through floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas last September. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

Nearly three dozen states and territories will receive $1 billion to repair infrastructure recently damaged by severe weather and natural disasters, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2018
Government, Business

House Disaster Package Includes $1.4 Billion for Roads

Truck submerged in Hurricane Harvey floodwaters Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

Republican funding leaders in the U.S. House included $1.4 billion for road repairs in a $81 billion disaster aid measure unveiled this week.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 19, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Building Resilient Communities Best Way to Reduce Risks, FEMA Chief Says

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The extreme weather events that destroyed vital infrastructure this year in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands illustrate the need to build resilient communities, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 7, 2017
Government, Logistics

Freight Firms Report Progress in Puerto Rico

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The distribution of essential supplies and recovery kits is occurring in higher volumes, helping to improve conditions in Puerto Rico, according to two freight firms with operations in the U.S. territory.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2017